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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for the given year is not complete until April of the following year. Annual Reports data is a snapshot of agency reported information for that year and hence might look different from the live data in the Awards Information charts.

  1. SURFACE-EMITTING LASER LOGIC FOR DIGITAL OPTICAL COMPUTING

    SBC: Photonics Research, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    DIGITAL OPTICAL COMPUTING HAS EVOLVED TO THE POINT WHERE VIABLE ARCHITECTURES HAVE BEEN DESCRIBED IN DETAIL. HUNDREDS OF PAPERS ARE PUBLISHED AND SEVERAL TOPICAL CONFERENCES ARE HELD ANNUALLY ON THE SUBJECT. HOWEVER, FEW DEMONSTRATIONS HAVE BEEN REPORTED OF ACTUAL OPERATING SYSTEMS DUE TO THE UNAVAILABILITY OF AN "IDEAL" OPTICAL LOGIC GATE HAVING: OPTICAL GAIN, CASCADABILITY, HIGH ON/OFF CONTRAST, ...

    SBIR Phase II 1992 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. Rapid Fabrication of Precise SiC Mirror Substrates

    SBC: Sandia Systems, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    Sandia Systems, Inc. will apply novel processing techniques to demonstrate an improved fabrication process for SiC optical elements. We will combine the CVD of SiC replication process and ion beam figuring process to demonstrate fabrication of high quality optical elements. The CVD SiC would have no subsurface damage layer, and this would alleviate many of the materials problems associated with pr ...

    SBIR Phase I 1992 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. PLASMA CATHODE FOR HIGH POWER PHOTOIONIZED LASERS AND PLASMA SWITCHES

    SBC: Tetra Corporation            Topic: N/A

    EFFICIENCY OF HIGH POWER UV-PHOTOIONIZED EXCIMER AND CO2 LASERS HAVE BEEN LIMITED BY THE POWER CONSUMED IN THE PHOTOIONIZED SOURCE. THE USE OF SCREEN CATHODES PRESENTS THE PROBLEM OF MECHANICAL STRENGTH. SCREEN CATHODES MADE OUT OF WIRE MESH ARE EXCELLENT LIGHT TRANSMITTERS BUT LACK MECHANICAL STRENGTH, NOT TO MENTION THAT THEY CAN BE DESTROYED BY ARCING. CATHODES MADE OUT OF PERFORATED ALUMINUM O ...

    SBIR Phase II 1992 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. TACITRON SWITCH FOR THERMIONIC REACTOR POWER CONDITIONING

    SBC: Tetra Corporation            Topic: N/A

    THE TACITRON IS A HIGH TEMPERATURE (300 - 1500 DEGREES C) SWITCH THAT CAN SWITCH HIGH CURRENTS (>10'S OF AMPERES PER SQUARE CM OF SWITCH ELECTRODE AREA) AND HIGH VOLTAGES (>200 VOLTS) AT SWITCHING SPEEDS IN THE 10'S TO 100'S OF KILOHERTZ. THIS SWITCH IS FULLY CONTROLLABLE SO IT CAN PERFORM THE SAME FUNCTIONS AS MANY OF THE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES (TRANSISTORS, DIODES, THYRISTORS) EXCEPT THAT THE TAC ...

    SBIR Phase II 1992 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  5. High Voltage Liquid Dielectric Repetitive Opening Switch

    SBC: Tetra Corporation            Topic: N/A

    This program is to develop repetitive opening switches capable of switching average currents of kiloamps at voltages of hundreds of kV to MV's using a new class of liquid dielectrics. This family of liquids has very high drift velocity and low conduction losses for electrons within a particular energy band. The liquid is not subjected to ionization, it simply acts as a conductor of electricity or ...

    SBIR Phase I 1992 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  6. HIGH EFFICIENCY ELECTROMAGNETIC LAUNCHER TECHNOLOGY

    SBC: Tetra Corporation            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase II 1992 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  7. Surface Treatment for Graphite Fiber Composites

    SBC: TPL, INC.            Topic: N/A

    High performance graphite/resin composites have not realized their potential because they have poor interface-dependent mechanical properties that degrade by as much as 65% under hot-wet conditions. An RF-plasma/wet-chemistry fiber surface treatment is proposed to establish covalent bonding between the graphite fiber/resin matrix interface. The plasma process will establish reactive moieties on th ...

    SBIR Phase I 1992 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  8. High Energy Density Storage Polymers for Capacitive Stores

    SBC: TPL, INC.            Topic: N/A

    The development of capacitor stores are dependent upon advances in low loss, high energy/high power density storage materials. A unique polymer material is proposed as a high energy density storage material. The molecular structure of the polymer will be engineered to achieve a high, nonlinear dielectric constant and a high, nonlinear dielectric strength. Predicted properties are a dielectric cons ...

    SBIR Phase I 1992 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Miniature, Ultrasensitive, Solid State Sensor for Atomic Oxygen

    SBC: TPL, INC.            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase I 1992 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. NOVEL RESONATOR FOR FREE-ELECTRON LASER: SIMULATION AND EXPERIMENT

    SBC: MISSION RESEARCH CORP.            Topic: N/A

    A COMPUTER CODE TO SIMULATE SHORT-WAVELENGTH (SINGLE-PARTICLEINTERACTION DOMAIN) FREE ELECTRON LASER (FELS), INCLUDING ALL THE IMPORTANT PROPERTIES OF THEIR INTERACTIONS WITH UNSTABLE OPTICAL RESONATORS, WILL BE DEVELOPED. THIS CODE WILL BE APPLIED TO A NOVEL CLASS OF UNSTABLE RESONATOR THAT HAS A COMPACT OUTPUT BEAM. THIS CLASS OF UNSTABLE RESONATOR IS ESPECIALLY WELL ADAPTED TO THE FEL BECAUSE, ...

    SBIR Phase II 1987 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency

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